I read the affidavit and now wish I had not. While my mind knew she did not have a good end no matter how she died, to read how violent her end was is just so awful. I am sure she was terrified and that just makes it so horrible to read about. It reminds me of reading about Jessica Lunsford's last moments. She also ended up in a garbage bag, and she was still alive. I hope that Alanna did not live long enough to know all that happened to her. It really just makes me so sick and sad, that a sick person can get hold of someone's sweet child and then dispose of them as though they are garbage. TH just seems to be a huge waste of a human life in my opinion. Sounds like he was bad news from an early age, and those who came into contact with him knew to avoid him. We all know what it is like to have a child at home. If we are good, in tune parents, we tend to know their nature, their moods. I think this mom had to have known her boy was a sicko, but whether or not she could do something about it is another thing. Perhaps she was in denial. It sounds like he inserted himself into the situtation right after committing the crime. He must have known they would be coming for him, which is why he was ready for a shoot out. His mom must have known that he was a high level suspect, how could she not? What must it have been like for her the last few weeks, waiting to see if her child was a murderer? How awful for everyone involved in this terrible situation. I feel like we must all act like mother bears, watching and protecting our children at all times as though a predator may suddenly show up. The predators just seem to be everywhere these days. It is just awful.